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Washington's oldest synagogue building is turned sideways as it arrives at its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is turned sideways as it arrives at its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is turned sideways as it arrives at its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is turned sideways as it arrives at its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A worker holds the crawler controls as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
A worker holds the crawler controls as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A worker adjusts the cables on a crawler being used to move Washington's oldest synagogue building on January 9, 2019.
A worker adjusts the cables on a crawler being used to move Washington's oldest synagogue building on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Spectators pose for a photo as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Spectators pose for a photo as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building slowly rolls past Holy Rosary Catholic Church on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building slowly rolls past Holy Rosary Catholic Church on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
The destination site is ready as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest on January 9, 2019.
The destination site is ready as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
The crawler that was used in the move of Washington's oldest synagogue building to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
The crawler that was used in the move of Washington's oldest synagogue building to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
A worker frees a tree branch as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
A worker frees a tree branch as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Construction workers watch from an adjacent building as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Construction workers watch from an adjacent building as Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Workers make last-minute checks on Washington's oldest synagogue building before it's moved to its permanent location on January 9, 2019.
Workers make last-minute checks on Washington's oldest synagogue building before it's moved to its permanent location on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is ready to be moved to its permanent location on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is ready to be moved to its permanent location on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019.
Washington's oldest synagogue building is moved down 3rd St. Northwest to its permanent location at the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum site on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)
The building awaits unloading at its new location, next to Holy Rosary Church, on January 9, 2019.
The building awaits unloading at its new location, next to Holy Rosary Church, on January 9, 2019. (Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — Washington's oldest synagogue building was moved Wednesday, the key step in its incorporation into the new Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum.

A remote-control system led the crawler carrying the 143-year-old building past crowds of onlookers on the street and in adjacent buildings, down 3rd St. Northwest, and to its permanent home next to the 25,000-square-foot museum which is under construction.

The museum, in the Judiciary Square area, is scheduled for completion in 2021.

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